Tag Archives: EAC

Women Cross Border Trader Cooperatives Empowered to Transform the Lives of Women

The IIDEA Project “Cooperatives Accelerator” has developed an EAC women cross border traders’ cooperatives accelerator model for nascent EAC women traders’ cooperatives. DMT has previously sensitized over 4,800 women traders in Uganda on the EAC trade rules and regulations in a 3 months period. The majority of the women were unaware of their rights under…
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Citizens Doing the Extraordinary: Impact Video of the IIDEA Projects

IIDEA | The Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa creates possibilities for citizens to engage in regional integration. We provide technical, financial and promotional support to innovative and pioneering projects that highlight and contribute towards East African integration. The East African Community (EAC) is an inter-Governmental Organization of six Partner States: Kenya, Uganda,…
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The EAC Mobile Application: Digitizing the Region

The EAC Mobile Application is launched. An imperative for digital transformation in the East African Community has arrived! The Official East African Community Mobile Application is an all inclusive and integrated communication channel of the EAC Secretariat and the affiliate organs and institutions designed with support from The German Cooperation, GIZ to complement the currently…
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IIDEA goes New York: clinicPesa pitching at the MIT Solve Global Challenge

IIDEA project clinicPesa was invited to apply for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solve Global Challenge an initiative of MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s most pressing problems. clinicPesa is a platform created by creativeDNA to provide access to health care financing to the…
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Swahiliwood Kick-Off: Edutainment Solutions for Regional Integration

Our new IIDEA partner Media for Development International (MFDI) organized a workshop on Kiswahili Edutainment Solutions for Regional Integration at the Cultural Art Center in USA River, Tanzania. The idea of the Swahiliwood-project is to produce short web series that communicate different aspects of integration within the EAC subject of discussion for the citizens and…
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SDG’s and Her: Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs.

IIDEA would like to share an opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs and CSO that support woman owned/led micro-enterprises. For more information check Worldbank - SDGs&Her : SDGs&Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) through their business operations. We are encouraging all small business woman in the EAC…
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Ready, Steady, Go! Third IIDEA Project Selection is successfully completed

IIDEA is starting into its next phase! The third call for applications from innovative organisations which are passionate about contributing to East African integration was sent out and over 35 projects applied. Out of the received applications 17 were found eligible and have been reviewed and scored by the IIDEA Selection Committee. The IIDEA Selection…
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Employment Opportunities under the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP)

The EAC has received support under the EDF 11 to bolster and enhance competitiveness of EAC exports under the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP). This program will be implemented by EAC in collaboration with GIZ. The project implementation will be undertaken by GIZ under the oversight of EAC Secretariat jointly with Partner States specifically…
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Yes, She can: Support for Women Engaged in Cross-Border Trade

At a two-day summit on women in intra-regional trade in Nairobi, Kenya that took place from 22 – 23 March 2018 to celebrate 20 years since the founding of the  East African Business Council (EABC), the EABC Chairman called on governments in the region to design policies that will facilitate and attract more women to…
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Engaging the Private Sector: 20 Years of EABC Celebration

On 23 March 2018, the East African Business Council (EABC) celebrated its establishment in 1998 and 20 years of dedicated advocacy for the active role of the Private Sector in the East African Community integration process. The GIZ-EAC programme shared in the celebrations and conference with EABC and took this opportunity to highlight German support…
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